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Outrage grows over Danish politician’s Lord of the Rings comments

Outrage grows over Danish politician’s Lord of the Rings comments

New Zealanders are expressing outrage this afternoon after a visiting Danish politician described the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy as “dull” and “wholly uninspired.” The Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand between 1999 and 2003, and has been both a source of national pride and a […]

3rd Degree hosts spar over future of 3rd Degree

3rd Degree hosts spar over future of 3rd Degree

Last night, as members of Parliament debated the passage of a historic bill to legalize same sex marriage, Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner, hosts of TV3’s struggling current affairs programme 3rd Degree, staged a debate of their own. The formerly successful political journalists converted their show into a special debate […]

Peter Jackson is confident that his popular film trilogy would make an excellent book.

Peter Jackson planning novelization of The Hobbit

Award-winning New Zealand director Peter Jackson has said he’s considering a novel adaptation of his popular film trilogy The Hobbit. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film in the series, was released late last year to widespread popularity, grossing more than $1,000,000,000 worldwide at the box office. That success […]

Viewers describe TV3’s 3rd Degree as weird sexual experience

Viewers describe TV3’s 3rd Degree as weird sexual experience

A MediaWorks focus group put together last Wednesday to gauge reaction to TV3’s new current affairs programme, 3rd Degree, reported that viewers felt that they’d just had a sexual experience they didn’t quite understand. Those who watched the programme as part of the hour-long focus group pointed to the disturbing, […]